The unground gum occurs as flattened, lamellated, straight or curved fragments or as spirally twisted pieces 0.5 - 2.5 mm thick and up to 3 cm in length; white to pale yellow, but some pieces may have a red tinge; the pieces are horny in texture, with a short fracture; odourless.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of a food

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Tragacanth (gum tragacanth)
European Union
Approved Tragacanth
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Tragacanth gum
Philippines
Approved Tragacanth gum
Austria
Approved Tragacanth
Belgium
Approved Tragacanth
Bulgaria
Approved Tragacanth
Cyprus
Approved Tragacanth
Czech Republic
Approved Tragacanth
Denmark
Approved Tragacanth
Estonia
Approved Tragacanth
Finland
Approved Tragacanth
France
Approved Tragacanth
Germany
Approved Tragacanth
Greece
Approved Tragacanth
Hungary
Approved Tragacanth
Ireland
Approved Tragacanth
Italy
Approved Tragacanth
Latvia
Approved Tragacanth
Lithuania
Approved Tragacanth
Luxembourg
Approved Tragacanth
Malta
Approved Tragacanth
Netherlands
Approved Tragacanth
Poland
Approved Tragacanth
Portugal
Approved Tragacanth
Romania
Approved Tragacanth
Slovakia
Approved Tragacanth
Slovenia
Approved Tragacanth
Spain
Approved Tragacanth
Sweden
Approved Tragacanth
United Kingdom
Approved Tragacanth
Australia
Approved Tragacanth gum
New Zealand
Approved Tragacanth gum

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Halal - yes

E413 - Tragacanth gum: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - other plant gums

Muslim Consumer Group

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E413 - Tragacanth gum: Asthma, skin rashes, gastrointestinal unpsets, contact dermatitus

Additive Alert

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E413 - Tragacanth gum: Asthma, skin rashes, gastrointestinal unpsets, contact dermatitus

Additive Alert

Derived from plant products - yes

E413 - Tragacanth gum: Resin form the tree Astragalus gummifer; used in foods, drugs including nasal solutions, elixirs and tablets; also used as a binder in cosmetics; possible contact allergy

DFlock

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E413 - Tragacanth gum: Resin form the tree Astragalus gummifer; used in foods, drugs including nasal solutions, elixirs and tablets; also used as a binder in cosmetics; possible contact allergy. Can cause asthma attacks, diarrhoea, gas, constipation and skin rashes.

MBM Foods

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E413 - Tragacanth gum: Possible contact allergy.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Derived from plant products - yes

E413 - Tragacanth gum: Tragacanth is a natural gum obtained from the dried sap of several species of Middle Eastern legumes of the genus Astragalus. May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Tragacanth
Astragalus gum
Astragalus gummifer gum
Astragalus spp. gum
Goat's thorn
Gum shiraz
Gum tragacanth
Shiraz gum
Tragacanth gum
Tragant gum
Trangacanth gum (astragalus spp.)

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 9000-65-1
  • EINECS Number: 232-552-5
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